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Saint Francis Foundation Welcomes New Staff

Danielle Liley Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to welcome Danielle Liley to the staff of the Saint Francis Foundation. Liley has joined Saint Francis as a development officer. In this role, she will report to Linda Decker, executive director of the Foundation, and support Saint Francis’ mission by... Read more

Saint Francis Adds to Referral Services Team

Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to welcome Lauren Keith Heuring to the Saint Francis Family. Heuring has joined the Referral Services team at Saint Francis as a referral services manager. She will join the other referral services managers in cultivating positive relationships with area referring physicians... Read more

Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Member, Retires After 35 Years

Dr. Michael Trueblood Dr. Trueblood Was Instrumental in Medical Center Expansion Saint Francis Medical Center announces that after 35 years of dedicated practice, Michael C. Trueblood, MD, orthopedic surgeon and Saint Francis Board member, has elected to retire. In 1978, after completing his medical degree, internship and residency at the Vanderbilt... Read more

Chateau Girardeau Employees Raise Money for Mammograms

Employees at Chateau Girardeau raised $1,557 for Dig for Life, Saint Francis Medical Center’s program that provides free mammography screenings for women who otherwise could not afford them. The donation was funded by employee’s Pink Up efforts throughout the month of October. Staff participated in bake sales... Read more

High School Swimmers Raise Money for Mammograms

Five local high school swim teams raised $1,490 for Dig for Life, Saint Francis Medical Center’s program that provides free mammography screenings for women who otherwise could not afford them. Swim team students at Cape Central High School, Jackson High School, Poplar Bluff High School, Saxony Lutheran... Read more

HAVCO Employees Raise Money for Mammograms

Employees at HAVCO Wood Products, LLC, in Scott City, Mo., raised $2,217 for Dig for Life, Saint Francis Medical Center’s program that provides free mammography screenings for women who otherwise could not afford them. Nearly 450 employees at the HAVCO locations in Scott City and Vonore, Tenn.,... Read more

Mungee Named Director of Physician Practices

Saint Francis Medical Center introduces Sunil Mungee, MBA, as director of physician practices. In this role, he will be responsible for fostering, developing and facilitating the improvement of Saint Francis Medical Center’s Medical Partners. Mungee has extensive experience in practice management and physician recruitment. He previously was... Read more

Saint Francis Welcomes First Baby of 2013

Hunter Glen Vanek, the first Saint Francis delivery of 2013, with proud parents Tafawny and Andrew Vanek Family BirthPlace Ends Year with Record Deliveries Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated its first baby delivered in 2013. At 5:06 am on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, the six-pound, 13-ounce, 19.75-inch Hunter Glen Vanek was welcomed into the world by proud parents Tafawny and Andrew Vanek of Jackson,... Read more

Saint Francis Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

On November 28, Saint Francis Medical Center broke ground on its ambitious expansion and renovation project, “Building on Excellence.” Adding to its strong foundation of innovation and quality, the Medical Center will enhance facilities, services and systems to bring best-in-class healthcare to the people of Missouri... Read more

Saint Francis Wins 20 Show-Me Excellence State Marketing Awards

Saint Francis Medical Center won 20 Show-Me Excellence awards for excellence in healthcare marketing – more than any other single hospital in the state – from the Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (MAHPRM). This statewide honor recognizes an institution’s efforts to educate and inform... Read more

Gala Raises $146,000 for Cancer Fight

The stars came out for “A Cure for Cape,” the American Cancer Society’s Annual Gala, presented by Saint Francis Medical Center. The cancer survivors, Saint Francis employees and community supporters at the August 25 event raised a remarkable $146,374 for the American Cancer Society’s cancer-fighting efforts... Read more

Saint Francis Offers New Bone Survey For Cancer Detection

Saint Francis Medical Center is the first in the region to offer the PET F18 Bone Survey – the new standard in bone imaging. This new tool helps capture high-definition bone images, making it easier to accurately detect cancer that has metastasized or spread to the... Read more

Volleyball Team to Honor Breast Cancer Survivors at Game

The Southeast Missouri State University women’s volleyball team will honor breast cancer survivors during its match against Austin Peay State University on Friday, October 5, at 6:30 pm in Houck Field House. Between the second and third sets, survivors will receive pink volleyballs honoring their journeys. The... Read more

Saint Francis Kicks Off Pink Up Cape

Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off its annual Pink Up Cape breast cancer awareness campaign with a bang on Wednesday night. More than 700 guests, including breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters, gathered in the Cancer Institute for food, entertainment and shopping, all benefitting Dig... Read more

Experienced Cardiologist Joins Cape Cardiology Group

Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes Joseph C. Dwyer, MD, FACC, as a new Medical Partner and cardiologist at Cape Cardiology Group. In addition to his time at Cape Cardiology Group, Dwyer will also treat patients at outreach clinics. Dwyer, who is board certified in cardiology and nuclear... Read more

Free Screening Identifies Balance, Fall Risks

Saint Francis Medical Center will offer a free Balance and Fall Prevention Screening from 7:30 to 10 am Wednesday, September 26, in Health and Wellness Center Conference Room 1, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road (Entrance 8). Members of Saint Francis’ Outpatient Rehabilitation team will be on... Read more

Firmand Named Director of Training, Development

Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes Steve Firmand, DM, as director of Training and Development. In this role, Firmand will be responsible for the overall management, design, development and delivery of enterprise learning for Saint Francis’ more than 2,400 employees. Firmand has worked in multiple industries, ranging from... Read more


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